Choose the Best Camping Shelters

To Fit Your Needs

Some of the most important things you need for a successful camping trip are Camping Shelters. Our ancestors knew this even before they entered that first cave.

Your shelter needs to provide you with protection from the elements. It should be a dry, wind resistant, cozy habitat. Camping shelters range from a simple tarp between two trees to million dollar motor homes. We have camped in these and everything in between. We will tell you about the most common and our favorites.

Things to consider when choosing your camping shelter:

  • Duration of your trip
  • Number of campers per shelter
  • Geographical location of your trip
  • Space available for camping gear in transport vehicle
  • Season of your camping trip

  • Now let's take a look at some Camping Shelters.


    The most basic of tents is one which is commonly referred to as a "pup tent". They are typically 7' X 5' with a center height of around 36". They are very easy to assemble with two poles and a few corner stakes.


    If you plan on staying in a campground for any length of time that can be "driven to" (instead of packed to), then a family camping tent - also known as a cabin tent - is the tent for you. Unlike your typical backpacking tent, family camping tents are big, roomy and spacious. Some even have multiple rooms, allowing for some privacy.


    The dome tent is probably the workhorse of the general camping world today. And the reason for this is obvious. A good quality dome tent works superbly for long camping stays in one spot, but yet take down and setup quite easily, making it simple to move from place to place on a daily basis (unlike a family camping tent, which takes more time and effort to setup).


    Popup or tent trailers are for campers who are ready to leave the ground. Not really a travel trailer and not really a tent, they are the best of both worlds. Best selling RV in America. Most come with complete kitchens, dinettes, and can sleep 4 to 12 comfortably depending on the size.

    Last but certainly not least (except for the size)


    This mini-bungalow on wheels has been around since at least the 1930's. They became very popular in the 40's and 50's and are now making a dramatic comeback. They can be towed by anything with wheels including your Harley and will turn heads everywhere. These are not the tiny trailers your Grandpa made anymore. They have come along way. Visit our sponsors. They have great Product and Shelter ideas.